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Housing: Sales

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of first-time home buyers there were in each year between 1987 and 1996. (269793)

The numbers of first-time buyers purchasing a home with a mortgage in the UK in each year between 1987 and 1996 are presented as follows. This shows between 1987 and 1996 there were 4,689,400 first-time buyers. There were 5,272,500 between 1997 and 2008.

Number of first-time buyers purchasing with a mortgage, UK

1987

523,700

1988

580,300

1989

455,200

1990

409,200

1991

336,200

1992

447,600

1993

519,500

1994

532,100

1995

420,300

1996

465,300

Source:

Council of Mortgage Lenders